The Mothership and Escape Pods
On the boards here, a small compound for a family and their friends to escape the city, and retreat into the trees. The trees here have a pretty decent view.
Rather than one large structure to accommodate the building program, which would put unwanted physical stress on the landscape, the program is broken down into 3 buildings. These are then dispersed across the site, linked by pedestrian pathways. Two, new small escape pod accessory structures, for kids and guests to have their own place, lie downhill from the main house, on the edge of a small clearing in the trees. The main house is the new replacement dwelling for the the existing double wide structure there now. The common spot for all to convene, to eat, drink and enjoy the view from the trees. The structures are unified by their basic form, and primary exterior skin of weathering steel that visually blends into the landscape.